Why choose this course?
The aims of the BSc Building Surveying course are:
- to enable you to gain the essential skills of Building Surveying focussing on design and technology, economics and law and the specific applications to refurbishment and property management.
- to develop skills including team working, giving presentations, report writing, drawing and project understanding.
- to advance your understanding of other construction professions by multi-disciplinary group projects concentrating on communication, delegation and leadership.
What happens on the course?
At each level of the degree programme, you will be required to complete 120 credits made up of a certain number of core modules, and a number of optional modules at certain levels.
At Level One the modules are:
- Construction Technology and Materials
- Construction Procedures and Processes
- Built Environment Economics and Finance
- Personal Skills and Professional Development
At Level Two the core modules are:
- Building Surveying Practise
- Development and Regeneration
- Construction and Environmental technology
- Design Principles and Practice
At Level Three the core modules are:
- Contract Law and Dispute Resolution
- Group Project Evaluation and Development
The BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying offers:
- accredition by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and satisfies the academic requirements for full membership of the RICS. Upon successful completion of the course you will need to spend time in employment and pass the RICS' Assessment of Professional Competence before gaining full RICS membership.
- the potential to have a year out in industry by carrying out a student placement.
- a comprehensive academic and vocational approach to teaching and learning of key Building Surveying skills.
- an established recognised course by local and regional employers.
- a course designed to provide the wide range of skills and knowledge required for Building Surveying and place these within the residential and commercial industry sectors.
We work closely with regional and national companies to identify the relevant professional and technical skills required in these specialist industries.
Employment is secured by graduates in a range of organisations both in the UK and overseas.
A high number of graduates continue with us on our MSc programme in order to further specialise their Building Surveying skills.
What skills will you gain?
The BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying enables you to:
- join a course that is accredited by the Royal Instituion of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- improve your employability skills by combining academic thoery with the key practical requirements of a Building Surveyor, i.e. Defects Analysis, Sketching, Drawing, Building Pathology, Refurbishment and Development case studies.
- develop and practise meetings, giving presentations, communication skills, problem solving and team working.
Who accredits this course?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the leading professional body land, property and construction. We are in partnership with the RICS to deliver this course, which upon successful completion gives exemption from the academic requirements of the RICS, and leads into the RICS’ Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), the precursor to professional membership.
Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4. No equivalences are accepted.
- A minimum of grade BB or CCE from A Levels or equivalent.
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
- Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction)
- If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
- International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
Note these entry requirements are subject to any change the RICS may make to their entry requirement threshold for its partnership courses.
Course fees and finance
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.